Water - a basic necessity in the Algarve or anywhere else in the world.
(0) (0)
easy@realeasy.pt

Water - a basic necessity in the Algarve or anywhere else in the world.

Water - a basic necessity in the Algarve or anywhere else in the world.

Water... that essential good for all.

It is a constant concern and an attitude that we must all adopt: the saving and efficient use of water. In the Algarve (and beyond), where rainfall is decreasing, it is crucial to ensure the responsible use of drinking water.

Recently, I had an experience in my home that I would like to share with you. We found a solution called Hoterway, which, while not 100% effective, can help considerably in saving hot water, even with solar heating. Imagine that water that normally goes down the drain while we wait for it to warm up for a quick shower. Hoterway can be a little help to save water and reduce the monthly bill.

And it's always good to remember:

  1. Efficient Irrigation:

    • Water plants and gardens during the cooler hours of the day, such as early morning or late afternoon, to reduce evaporation.
    • Consider using efficient drip or sprinkler irrigation systems to maximize water uptake by plants.
  2. Drought Tolerant Plants:

    • Opt for plants that are native or adapted to the dry climate of the Algarve, which require less water.
    • Adopt sustainable landscaping by choosing plants that require less irrigation.
  3. Rainwater Harvesting:

    • Install rainwater harvesting systems to use for irrigation activities.
    • Use barrels or cisterns to store rainwater and reduce reliance on conventional sources.
  4. Efficient Discharges:

    • Install low-volume flushes in toilets to reduce water consumption in flushes.
  5. Pools and Fountains:

    • Use pool covers to reduce water evaporation.
    • Limit the use of decorative water fountains or opt for recirculating systems that minimize losses.
  6. Home Conservation:

    • Immediately repair any water leaks in the home.
    • Install flow reducers on faucets and showers to reduce consumption.
  7. Vehicle Washing:

    • Wash vehicles in designated areas that collect the water used and treat it before it is discharged.

By adopting these measures, you can make a significant contribution to water conservation in the Algarve, preserving this vital resource in a region prone to water scarcity.

Remember, water is an essential commodity for all of us. Use it responsibly.

A piece of advice from Real Easy and João Soeiro.

Our website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using the website, you confirm that you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.   Learn More